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I hope someone will be able to answer this question. How come a medium demo 8 feels smaller than the medium demo 9? I've heard that the wheelbases are diferent but wasn't sure if this is true or if there is another reason. Thanks, any input would be great.
 

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chicago said:
I hope someone will be able to answer this question. How come a medium demo 8 feels smaller than the medium demo 9? I've heard that the wheelbases are diferent but wasn't sure if this is true or if there is another reason. Thanks, any input would be great.
one is more for racing and the other is more for hucking. you see the demo 8 has a different geo than he 9 for spefic reasons.
 

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MTBSully said:
demo 8 has a shorter wheelbase and a bb height that is closer to the ground than the demo 9, plus a slightly diferent front triangle. Demo 8 is more for racing while the 9 is for FR.
give that guy a star.................well put
 

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the DEMO8 is what the first DEMO9s should have been, but with a 12x150 rear end. DEMO9s are great bikes but have stupidly long wheelbases and tall stand over heights. im 5' 11" and i rode a small DEMO9, it had a 47" wheelbase...

all aside though, it was the best bike ive ever owned, just stupidly long. DEMO9s are very stable bikes but not nippy by any means. so unless you like to ride in a straight line make sure you all get DEMO8s.
 

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MonkeyBidnezz said:
Youwere spot on about everything but the wheel bases. The D9 and D8 are exactly the same.
dont believe everything the internet says...

when the DEMO8 Pro first came out i compared it to my DEMO9 Pro and the DEMO8 was shorter. technically they cant be the same length. the front triangle is shorter on the DEMO8 and the DH40 spec'd on the DEMO8 has a shorter A/C height than a 888, so really it shouldnt be the same.
 
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